First off, I get it – no one uses Opera. I don’t use Opera, you don’t use Opera, and your grandma is still chuggin’ around on Internet Explorer on her Windows 98 desktop. If your laptop is a piece of shit with a battery that dies more than Kenny on South Park, then maybe it’s time to switch things up. If not, then who cares – like I said, no one uses Opera.
But on the off chance you are looking for a change in browsers, Opera might be worth looking into as they’re not claiming that the browser’s new power-saving mode is capable of saving your battery life by up to 50% in comparison to Google chrome. According to Mirror,
It works by reducing activity in the background – things like pausing unused plug-ins and hidden animations.
The browser recognises when the laptop is running from the battery and a small icon will appear in the top right-hand corner of the window.
And it will automatically suggest you engage it if your battery level drops below 20%.
Opera says that they tested their browser against 11 others on popular sites like YouTube. “The results from testing the power saving feature in this developer release show very promising results” explains Opera’s Pwel Miniwicz, “In our test, designed to reflect the way people use browsers in real life, the latest Opera developer version was able to run 50% longer than browsers like Google Chrome on a laptop running Windows 10, 64-bit.”
Good to know, now brb while I open another tab in Chrome and proceed to not download Opera anyway.